Female referee abandons football match after being told to 'get handbag and go home'

London, Sept 24 (ANI): A female referee named Shelby Davis called off an Under-15s game she was officiating after she was told to get her handbag and go home.

According to the Daily Star, Davis was so disgusted by a comment from the touchline that she called off the Under-15s game she was officiating.

The 21-year-old claimed the barb came from a dad of one of Pirelli Pirates players, who were playing Wyvern Youths in a Hampshire Cup match, the report said.

Shelby, who has been a referee for seven years, was described as being in 'floods of tears' over the incident, the report added.

A spectator said that it was the worst thing he had ever seen at a football match, adding that it was awful seeing the referee in floods of tears.

Hampshire FA confirmed they are taking action over the matter, the report further said. (ANI)


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